NC A&T Aggies Signee Gets Selected In MLB Draft

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GREENSBORO, NC – Jonah McReynolds, a 2016 North Carolina A&T baseball 2016, was drafted Saturday in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. McReynolds, 20, was the 399th selection overall.

McReynolds (5-foot-11, 165-pound, SS) is from the small town of Bassett, Va., near Martinsville (Va.), where he played at Bassett High School. After his stellar career at Bassett, McReynolds went on to play two years at Patrick Henry Community College. He signed to play with head coach Ben Hall’s program at N.C. A&T during the early signing period in November of 2015 as an infielder.

“Signing to play at North Carolina A&T was one of my biggest accomplishments. When I got on campus I felt at home,” said McReynolds. “When I got drafted by the Texas Rangers, I decided to pursue my dream of playing professional baseball. I will always cherish my commitment of being an Aggie.”

Months later, his 2016 season produced a .326 average with 11 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 28 stolen bases. Baseball America has him ranked on their Top-500 draft list at No. 417. McReynolds is also ranked 57th among junior college players nationally.

He played shortstop for Patrick Henry where he helped the Patriots to an impressive win-loss record. In the month of April, he hit .380 (19-for-50) with 15 RBI and six stolen bases.

“We are excited for Jonah,” said Hall. “When you’re recruiting high-caliber baseball players you always know that there’s a chance your signee could be drafted. I know Jonah was excited about attending North Carolina A&T. As the draft unfolded, however, it became obvious he was going to be selected in a round that garners a bonus he could not turn down. Jonah is a sharp young man and will do great things in the game of baseball. We look forward to supporting him in his walk.”

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